American artist and designer Elyse Graham was born in Los Angeles in 1981. She studied art and semiotics at Brown University in Providence, graduating in 2003. A year later, Graham launched a handmade jewelry line called Elephant Heart, and soon after, was offered an artist residency at the Dirt Palace art space in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2014, she established her eponymous homewares studio. Graham’s work is characterized by a sense of play and experimentation that spans material and techniques. Her work frequently incorporates layered colors and resin, and attempts to find new uses for common materials.